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GAA Previews It’s Stamford vs. Monaghan in junior semifinal

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Mike Fitzpatrick

12:30 p.m.

Junior Football B Semifinal

Monaghan vs. Stamford

Stamford will perhaps enter this fray as favorites, although Monaghan, as a club in general, can certainly strike fear into the hearts of any opponent.

This will be a hotly contested game with the winners to face a daunting challenge versus Kerry in the Junior B Final.

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Monaghan will no doubt pull out all the stops for this game, the highlight of the B Division’s season so far, but I feel that Stamford may just sneak it.

2 p.m.

Senior Hurling

Kilkenny vs. Limerick

This time last year, there would have been no problem predicting a winner from this tie. Limerick were the holding champions, and Kilkenny were a club in turmoil, having lost every game so far.

This year however, it’s a different story.

Limerick are no longer champs, while Kilkenny is not the team it was last time around.

Kilkenny will be going all out for victory versus arguably the hottest side in New York right now. It’ll be a tough one for the Cats, and Vinnie Norton and company certainly have their work cut out for them.

But Limerick’s sheer firepower should see them through.

3:30 p.m.

Senior Football Division 1

Stamford vs. Leitrim

With their junior side in action earlier in the day, it can be guaranteed that the famous Stamford support will be out in force on Sunday.

This is a crucial game, particularly for Leitrim. Win and they’re in the playoffs; lose, and well, it causes all sorts of headaches for not only their squad, but also the GAA’s scheduling committee.

Leitrim, the self-styled team of the 90s, clearly want their championship back but judging on the form they have showed so far this season, it’s not going to be an easy task to accomplish.

5 p.m.

Senior Football Division 1

Cavan vs. Tyrone

Tyrone, the second side from today’s lineup playing games on consecutive Sundays, face Cavan, a side nearer the bottom of the senior division.

Cavan will be paying particular attention to the game beforehand. Should Leitrim lose their game, then Cavan’s albeit distant hopes of playoff contention, will still be alive.

Tyrone are safe and dry at this stage, so they have not so much at stake.

Cavan’s performance here will surely rest on how the game beforehand goes.

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